How Colt is Transforming Ethernet Service Provisioning

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Colt Technology Services has expanded its SDN-enabled On Demand portfolio by innovating how Ethernet connectivity services are provisioned to enterprise buildings.

Designed to enable the digital transformation of today’s demanding businesses, Colt’s Ethernet on Demand service supports dynamic real-time ordering, provisioning and flexing of high bandwidth connectivity between locations connected to the Colt IQ Network.

This includes more than 5,000 enterprise buildings and 200 Data Centres that are currently eligible across 11 countries in Europe, creating an industry breakthrough never before realised on this scale. Colt also plans to further expand its reach to additional locations during 2017, including Asia.

The new service allows businesses located in Colt-connected enterprise buildings to intelligently meet variable additional demands for high-bandwidth applications, such as cloud connectivity, disaster recovery or real-time data backup.

Colt’s Ethernet on Demand service is the latest innovation available from the company’s On Demand Portfolio. It follows the launch of Colt’s DCNet On Demand in 2016, which transformed the user experience for managing high bandwidth connectivity between data centres.

Colt’s On Demand Portfolio, which allows enterprises to consume Ethernet connectivity services on the Colt IQ Network in real-time via an intelligent online customer portal, bypasses the legacy service delivery processes.

It also gives customers full control and the ability to flex bandwidth requirements up and down instantaneously, using the portal. The on-demand flexibility also extends to pricing, giving customers the option to choose per-hour pricing plans, as well as more traditional fixed term contract durations.

“With the expansion of Colt’s On Demand portfolio, Colt is enabling the digital transformation of businesses looking to support their high bandwidth needs. Enterprises are now empowered with a self-service portal to take full and intelligent control over their networks,” said Rajiv Datta, CTO, Colt. “Enterprises with increasingly demanding network requirements can benefit from near real-time service provisioning and dynamic bandwidth flexing to cope with their immediate business needs. Colt has invested significantly in on demand connectivity infrastructure, leaving organisations free to concentrate on their core business whilst gaining visibility, agility and flexibility.”

Colt Ethernet On Demand is currently available for connectivity services in and between Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and the UK.